Why do we harvest horseshoe crab blood? – Elizabeth Cox

During the warmer months, especially at night during the full moon, horseshoe crabs emerge from the sea to spawn. Waiting for them are teams of lab workers who capture the horseshoe crabs by the hundreds of thousands, take them to labs, harvest their cerulean blood, then return them to the sea. Oddly enough, we capture […]

Injecting Yourself with Killer Bacteria

Whether they’re talking about people or animals, looks can be deceiving. The most innocent-looking critters can pack a huge punch. Take this tiny fish. Pretty cute, right? Or maybe it’d look like a tasty snack if you were a predator in a reef. At least, until it reveals a pair of sharp fangs in its […]